Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker

Sermons by Pastor David Longenecker

Book Of Prayer Part 2: Prayer of Jabez

Ephesians 6:18 (GW) Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. Last week we looked at the pattern God gave Moses to enter into His presence. We are to enter into the presence of God before we petition God. This week I want to look at the heart of prayer! THE PRAYER OF JABEZ 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 (NIV) Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying,…

Book Of Prayers Part 1: Model of Moses

Ephesians 6:18 (GW) Pray in the Spirit in every situation. Use every kind of prayer and request there is. James 5:16 (AMP) The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available. THE PRAYER MODEL OF MOSES The Old Testament has been fulfilled, but not robbed of it’s meaning. Matthew 5:17 (NIV) “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”…

In Focus

ONE THING IS NEEDED Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV) I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. The key to goal setting…

Seeing CHRISTmas

Matthew 1:1-13 (NIV) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him . . . .” 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and…

CHRISTmas DECISIONS

HE WILL BE CALLED Isaiah 9:6 (NIV) For to us a child is born to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Everyday we’re faced with decisions. Big decisions, small decisions, personal decisions, strategic decisions, spiritual decisions, etc. Isaiah tells us about some spiritual decisions we all should make. Some will DECIDE to call Jesus their, “Wonderful Counselor.” Some will DECIDE…

You Only Live Twice Part 2

OUR POSITION IN HEAVEN Hebrews 9:27 (NLV) It is in the plan that all men die once. After that, they will stand before God. Our position there is determined by our faithfulness here. Hebrews 12:2 (MSG) Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed . . . he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever.…

You Only Live Twice Part 1

You Only Live Twice 1 Timothy 6:17-18 (NIV) Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm…

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 4

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 4 Hosea 4:6 (EXB) My people ·will be [or are being] destroyed, because they ·have no [lack] knowledge. FOUR AREAS OF SANCTIFICATION Our knowledge of God, self, our enemy, and faith. OUR KNOWLEDGE OF FAITH Faith comes from the Greek word “pistis;” meaning to turn to, believe in, trust in, and hope in the Lord. Acts 11:21 (CEV) The Lord’s power was with them, and many people turned to the Lord and put their faith…

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 3

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 3 Hosea 4:6 (EXB) My people ·will be [or are being] destroyed, because they ·have no [lack] knowledge. FOUR AREAS OF SANCTIFICATION Our knowledge of God. Our knowledge of self. Our knowledge of our enemy. Our knowledge of faith. OUR KNOWLEDGE OF OUR ENEMY Much of what we believe about the devil has been mixed with the views of Judaism. There is a spiritual bond between Christianity and Judaism. Like Christianity, Judaism begins with the…

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 2

Right and Wrong Thinking Part 2 Hosea 4:6 (EXB) My people ·will be [or are being] destroyed, because they ·have no [lack] knowledge. John 17:17 (NIV) Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. FOUR AREAS OF SANCTIFICATION Our knowledge of God. Our knowledge of self. Our knowledge of our enemy. Our knowledge of faith. Proverbs 16:18 (NKJV) Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Our self-perception is one of the main places we must…

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